GAMEFINITY, Jakarta – The era of the global recession is getting closer, there are many ways that companies can do to maintain their ecosystem, one of which is by making the company efficient. Of course, this efficiency can also save the company’s budget.
As a result of the implementation of this efficiency, a number of positions are slowly being eroded with other positions that are considered more effective for a fairly long period of time. This is also done by the Microsoft company which is also the owner of this Xbox console.
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Microsoft Cuts Hundreds of Employees, Several Divisions Affected by Layoffs
Reported from Business Insider through an intermediary IGN SEA and Seattle News, Microsoft reported that it had laid off a large number of employees, less than 1,000 people were affected by the layoffs last Tuesday. Those affected are spread across various divisions, including the Xbox division, Strategic Technology, and the Chief Technology Officer’s office.
While it’s still unconfirmed according to the source that Microsoft has laid off them at the division it mentions, employees who work there have told the Washington Post that they received the termination letter last Monday.
Studio Alpha, which concentrates on war simulations, has also been affected by the termination of employment by Microsoft and the Cloud expansion team. Microsoft’s Engineering Division has also been affected, Division head Zach Krammer sent an email to all of his employees, announcing that it would reduce the priority of work that was already underway.
“This is hard to do, there are a lot of ideas that could potentially be impacted and each one is working hard, and we have to make the trade off as unlimited resources and time are scarce this time,” he wrote in the email.
KC Lemson’s senior employees were also affected by the termination by Microsoft. Through his Twitter post, he said that his position as Product Manager at the CFO’s office had just ended. Other those who were fired also said that they had only been working there for a month.
This is the second time the company has cut its employees due to the wave of layoffs that occurred there
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Microsoft refuses to acknowledge if any of its Seattle-based employees have been affected by the layoffs, even though one of the laid-off employees has worked at the Redmond Campus, instead. .
“Like any company, we evaluate our performance priorities on a regular basis. And we will continue to invest in our business in key key areas next year.”
This is the second time Microsoft has cut employees at its Redmond-based company. Earlier in the first wave of companies cut employees for a structural adjustment to the annual earnings report before July.
And due to the weakening of the economy there, the company finally limited the recruitment of its employees. Many groups were affected by layoffs, including consulting and customer solutions.
Currently, the number of employees at Microsoft has increased to 221,000, from 181,000 last year.
In the midst of acquiring several companies in the midst of an increasingly difficult economy
Microsoft is currently acquiring Activision Blizzard Company for 69 billion US dollars pending approval of UK state regulations. The company, which also owns the Bethesda studio, which is a subsidiary of ZeniMax Media, acquired ZeniMax for $7.5 billion last year.
The company revealed that the Sony Playstation 4 sold twice as much as the Xbox One in the antitrust made last August. It was reported that at the height of this pandemic, revenue from various video game companies based in Redmond, USA has decreased this year.
Microsoft missed the mark in its fourth quarter and reduced its revenue forecast. The company cited macroeconomic challenges such as the strengthening of the US Dollar, the ongoing Ukraine war, and production shutdowns in China which resulted in the disruption of PC production which was the cause of its poor performance.
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